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What is Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a a system of complementary medicine based on the diagnosis and manipulative treatment of misalignments of the joints, especially those of the spinal column, which are believed to cause other disorders by affecting the nerves, muscles, and organs.

Chiropractors use a range of techniques to reduce pain, improve function and increase mobility, including hands-on manipulation of the spine. As well as manual treatment, chiropractors are able to offer a package of care which includes advice on self-help, therapeutic exercises and lifestyle changes.

Chiropractic treatment involves safe, often gentle, specific spinal manipulation to free joints in the spine or other areas of the body that are not moving properly. Apart from manipulation, chiropractors may use a variety of techniques including ice, heat, ultrasound, exercise and acupuncture as well as advice about posture and lifestyle.

How We Train

f you have the correct requirements to enter directly without any pre-qualification needed then it should take about 4 years full-time studying a chiropractic degree.

If you don’t have enough points then sometimes undergraduate courses may be needed to enter the Chiropractic degree course. You can check with each university how you need to qualify.

Modules studied include:

  • Human biology & physiology I, II

  • Clinical problem solving

  • Transferable skills

  • Clinical management I, II, II

  • Health concepts I, II

  • Clinical imaging (X-ray/MRI)Case-based learning I, II

  • Human function & dysfunction I, II

  • Human structure I, II, III

  • Clinical research methods

  • Diagnosis I, II, III

  • Research project

  • Clinical internship I, II

  • Marketing & small business management

  • Professional & ethical practice

  • Research informed practice

UK Student Requirements

You can also find the typical UCAS entry requirements for the chiropractic degree below:

  • Usually require at least three A levels/four H grades,

  • Usually biology and another science, normally chemistry.

  • GCSEs/S grades (A-C/1-3) may be required in English and maths.

  • Equivalent qualifications, such as relevant BTEC national awards, AVCEs (Advanced Vocational Certificates in Education) and GSVQs level III are considered, either on their own or in combination with A levels/H grades.

  • UCAS tariff: 300 points minimum, with at least 280 points from full A-level passes (including biology and another science, normally chemistry, and excluding general studies). Equivalent qualifications are also acceptable.

  • There are preliminary chiropractic courses for applicants who do not have the usual entry qualifications. Applicants must satisfy institutions that they are capable of progressing to the degree course.

  • The minimum age to start training is 18.

For a full course outline, please click here: (anchor this link)


Talks and Screenings:

We are also provide educational talks on posture, exercise, health and well-being - and often deliver these to local business's, sports groups, any group interested in health and well-being.

We can also be found at larger events including:

Home and Lifestyle Show

Business Show

Healing Light Festival 

Truro Market - Lemon Quay

Here we provide postural screenings and an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. 

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